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The meeting took place at the Generalitat Palace (by O. Campuzano)

12 December 2012 11:36 PM

Agreement in Catalonia to stand by the Catalan school model despite the Spanish Government’s reform

The parties supporting the current school model, representing 80% of the new Catalan Parliament, and Catalonia’s School Council – with all the stakeholders – have met to decide upon a consensual answer to the Spanish Government’s Education...
At the end of October, the Catalan Government had a 1.17% deficit (by ACN))

11 December 2012 02:32 PM

Catalonia reduces its deficit in the first 10 months of 2012 by 23% compared to last year

At the end of October, the Catalan Government had a 1.17% deficit, representing a difference of €2.34 billion between revenue and spending. It is a significant reduction compared to last September, when the deficit reached 1.26% of the Catalan...
Catalan MEPs in the European Parliament: Raül Romeva (ICV), Maria Badia (PSC), Ramon Tremosa and Salvador Sedó (CiU), (by ACN)

06 December 2012 01:26 AM

Catalan MEPs ask European Commission for meeting to discuss “attacks” against Catalan education system

In Brussels, all political parties but the PP denounced the new proposals by the Spanish minister for Education, José Ignacio Wert, to relegate the Catalan language to a third-class subject in schools. MEPs from the CiU, the ERC, the PSC and the...
Catalan minister Irene Rigau in the negotiations in Madrid (by ACN)

04 December 2012 08:03 PM

Catalan and Spanish governments clash over Catalan language in schools

The Spanish minister for Education, José Ignacio Wert, has proposed a new law that the Catalan government sees as a “threat” to the current Catalan educational system and the “worst” legislative piece on the teaching of regional languages...
Catalan President Artur Mas during his speech (by ACN)

03 December 2012 11:19 PM

Mas blames the Spanish government for the severe austerity measures in Catalonia

Catalonia won’t be able to meet its deficit targets without imposing cuts with “serious consequences” on the welfare state, said the Catalan President on Monday. Artur Mas explained in Parliament that the Spanish Government is forcing him to...
Catalan President Artur Mas during the press conference (by ACN)

30 November 2012 11:19 PM

Mas envisages a minority government if the ERC offers “maximum stability” in Parliament

The leader of the CiU and Catalan President, Artur Mas, has urged the left-wing ERC to guarantee that he is able lead a “strong, stable and serious” government even if they don’t form a coalition. In his first press conference as President...
The Catalan government spokesman and member of the CiU, Francesc Homs (by ACN)

29 November 2012 11:52 PM

The CiU has not ruled out a coalition yet despite ERC comments

The Catalan Government spokesman, Francesc Homs, hopes ERC opposition to forming a coalition is not a definitive stance and that negotiations may yet be successful. The ERC leader, Oriol Junqueras, said on Wednesday that he plans to stay in...
ERC' President, Oriol Junqueras, last Monday (by A. Moldes)

28 November 2012 10:52 PM

The pro-independence ERC will guarantee its support on key issues but will not enter the Catalan Government

The leader of the Left-Wing Catalan Independence Party (ERC), Oriol Junqueras, has confirmed to the incumbent President of the Catalan Government and leader of the Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition (CiU), Artur Mas, that they do not want...
ERC's leader, Oriol Junqueras (left) and CiU's leader, Artur Mas (right) meeting last April at the Generalitat Palace (by ACN)

26 November 2012 11:41 PM

The Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition (CiU) will not give up organising an independence referendum

The CiU leader and incumbent President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, stated that they will start negotiations with the Left-Wing Catalan Independence Party (ERC) and the Catalan Socialist Party (PSC) to set up a stable pact. The ERC, which...
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